Information collected primarily for administrative, and not research purposes. It includes profiles and curriculum vitae of researchers, the scope and impact of research projects, funding, citations, and research outcomes. This type of data is collected by government departments and other organisations for the purposes of registration, transaction and record keeping, usually during the delivery of a service. These data are also recognized as having research value.
REFERENCE. U.K. Administrative Data Research Network ; DAMA Dictionary of Data Management. For alternative definitions ; Data Curation Centre (DCC)/TC3+; TBS Standard on Geospatial Data (Government On-line Metadata Standard); TBS Standard for Electronic Documents and Records Management Solutions; IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy; UNESCO Open Access Policy Guidelines; Environment Canada data stewardship handbook (draft).